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How do I complete the Precautionary Safety Measures section of the Working at Heights (WAH) tab in the Permit to Work (PTW) system, in OHS Online?

Yep, sure thing! Let's take a closer look at this section. Once the height work hazards, for the work being done, have been identified, the necessary safety precaution checks and controls to ensure the height work is safe, must be confirmed and checked.

The Precautionary Safety Measures section is where these safety measures are determined and confirmed. The Permit Issuer and Permit Requester work through and confirm the safety measure checks and must make sure that these checks are in place before any height work starts. This section consists of two parts: 
1. General Precaution Measures - These are standard precaution measures which should be in place for the work being done. These will display automatically, as a default in this PTW tab and any options which are relevant to the work being done must be checked as YES and any options not relevant to the work being done must be checked as NO. 
2. Specific Precaution Measures - These are particular precaution measures which should be in place, when a specific hazardous height work aspect of the work being done is present. These will display (be active) when a particular height work hazard in the Work Environment section, is selected. If the hazard is not selected, its associated specific precaution measure will not be displayed (remains inactive).

Let's look at the general precautionary measures a little more closely:

Let's look at the Work Environment hazards of the WAH tab more closely and see what specific precautionary measures their checks will affect: 1/. Ladder Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where ladders are used in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display:

2/. Scaffolding Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where scaffolding is used in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display:

3/. Suspended Platforms Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where suspended platforms are used in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display:

4/. Material Hoists Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where material hoists are used in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display:

5/. Roof Work Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where roof work is involved in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display:

6/. MEWP Work Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where MEWP work is involved in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display:

7/. Debris Chute Work Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where any debris chute work is involved in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display:

8/. Tower Crane Work Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where tower crane work is involved in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display:

9/. Mobile Crane Work Hazards - This becomes a relevant hazard where mobile crane work is involved in the height work being done. This hazard needs to be checked as YES in the Type of Work at Height section. When this is selected in the Type of work at Height section, this set of specific precaution measures will display: